LawTalk encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from LawTalk so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. LawTalk is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the LawTalk website.
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
Usage and Device Information
We collect usage information when you use our Services. This includes information such as your computer’s or mobile device’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, operating system, device type, the address of a referring website or a website to which you exit, the date and time you access or use the Services, traffic data, location data, and logs and other communication data.
This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the website(s) or mobile application(s).
LawTalk’s mobile application may collect real-time information about the location of your device. Location information may be used to match advice requestor to advisor based on geographic proximity, improve quality of service, and other uses that are deemed to help improve the quality of LawTalk’s mobile application or its services.
Cookies and Online Advertising
We also collect certain information (automatically) through the use of “cookies” and similar tracking technologies. Cookies are small data files that are stored on a user’s computer or device at the request of a website to enable the website to recognize previous visitors and retain information such as user preferences and history.
We may also use third parties to display and target ads, provide certain functionality or to place their own cookies and other tracking technologies to collect, track and analyze usage and statistical information from users. We are not responsible for the information collection practices of any third parties.
LawTalk collects, stores, and uses the Personal Information that you provide to us when accessing or using the Application and Services to operate its Site and Application and deliver the Services you have requested.
“Personal Information” means information relating to a person who is or can be identified directly from that information. This includes your name, address, telephone number, email address, credit card or other account number, experience, social and interaction with social media sites.
LawTalk may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your age, gender, your responses to surveys that we might ask you to complete for research purposes, records and copies of your correspondence (including e-mail addresses and phone numbers, if you contact us), information that you provide by filling in forms (includes information provided at the time of registering to use LawTalk’s mobile application, posting material, and requesting further services), information for a promotion sponsored by us, when you report a problem with LawTalk’s mobile application, and your search queries. We may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.
Publicly Posted Information
Personal Information that you post to public areas of the Services or via your Profile may become publicly available and is no longer considered Personal Information. For example, information you post on your Profile or in Reviews or any other interactive areas may be made publicly available and can potentially be viewed by anyone. Your posting to such public areas of the Services constitutes consent to share such information publicly, and you should assume that such information will be widely disseminated, including via search engines and other tools to locate information online (e.g., internet archive).
USE OF INFORMATION
We use information other than Personal Information, including aggregated or anonymized information, for ad targeting, to analyze trends, administer the Services, improve customer service, diagnose problems with our servers, track user movement, and gather demographic information for aggregate use. Third party ad platforms may use this information for a similar purpose, but you should follow up with third parties and confirm their information collection and usage practices directly.
We may freely publish, disclose and use information other than Personal Information, including aggregated or anonymized Personal Information, to or with third parties.
LawTalk may use Personal Information to facilitate your use of the Services, to process your requests or transactions, to provide you with LawTalk mobile application updates, information, products and services you request, to administer and assist us with the operation of our business, to give account notices, and for the purpose for which the information was provided.
LawTalk may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within LawTalk, in order to determine what LawTalk services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within LawTalk to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
LawTalk does not disclose, rent, sell or otherwise make available your Personal Information to third parties for direct marketing purposes.
Third Party Service Providers
LawTalk may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail to contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. We may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from LawTalk and its affiliates. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to LawTalk, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
In the event that we engage with third party service providers in connection with our Services, we may share Personal Information with such service providers who need access to such information to carry out their work for us. For example, we may use credit card processing or verification companies to verify credit card information or to verify your identity. Other than such service providers, we do not share Personal Information with third parties unless (1) you have indicated to us that you wish to receive information from such parties; (2) you otherwise give us your consent to do so; or (3) in response to a request for information or a subpoena.
We do not ordinarily send text messages for marketing purposes, but to the extent you provide us with your mobile telephone number, you consent to the transmission of text messages to such number, and waive any rights you may have under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
Requests for Information; Disclosure for Enforcement Purposes
LawTalk will disclose your personal information, without notice, when we are required to do so by law or when we believe it is appropriate to comply with the law (e.g., a lawful subpoena, warrant or court order); to enforce or apply this Policy or our other policies or agreements; to initiate, render, bill, and collect for amounts owed to us; to protect our or our users’ rights, property or safety; to protect our users from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful use of the Services; or if we believe that an emergency involving the danger of death or serious physical injury to any person requires or justifies disclosure of Personal Information.
Security of your Personal Information
LawTalk secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.
No security measures are perfect or impenetrable. To protect the confidentiality of your Personal Information, you must keep your password confidential and not disclose it to any other person. You are responsible for all use of the Services by any person using your password. Please advise us immediately by emailing us if you believe your password has been misused. You should also note that email is not secure, and you should not send any confidential or sensitive information to us via an unsecured email.
Transfer of Information
Information about our customers, including Personal Information, may be disclosed as part of any merger, acquisition, debt financing, sale of company assets, as well as in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership in which Personal Information could be transferred to third parties as one of LawTalk’s business assets. In such an event, we will attempt to notify you before your Personal Information is transferred, but you may not have the right to opt out of any such transfer.
Children Under Eighteen
Our Services are not intended for use by children under the age of 18, and such use is prohibited by our Terms of Service. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under 18. If you become aware that a child has provided us with Personal Information, please contact us as set forth in this Policy.
Opt-Out & Unsubscribe
We respect your privacy and give you an opportunity to opt-out of receiving announcements of certain information. Users may opt-out of receiving any or all communications from LawTalk by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Changes to this Statement
LawTalk will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. LawTalk encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how LawTalk is protecting your information.. If we determine, in our sole discretion, that a modification to this Statement materially affects your rights, we will notify you by sending a message to your account email.
LawTalk welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that LawTalk has not adhered to this Statement, please contact LawTalk at:
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, Illinois 60654
Email Address: email@example.com
Last Revised: September 2016